…was up 12.2%, according to China’s National Energy Administration. That’s not the same as total energy consumption, but it kind of hints that the U.S. EIA estimate of 2.3% might look a tad low…
China’s energy consumption averaged 9.57% per year between 2000 and 2010.
In 2011, overall consumption grew 11.5%. The EIA shows China’s consumption at 104.6 quads for 2010, 107.0 for 2011, and they project 110.7 for 2012. Their new and improved projections for 2030 are 177.9 quads.
Would anyone care to wager what year they actually surpass that last figure?